You must pay Stamp Duty Land Tax if you buy a property or land over a certain price in England and Northern Ireland but there are different rules if you’re buying your first home.
How much you pay depends on whether the land or property is: residential and whether you’re a first-time buyer non-residential or mixed-use.
You can use the Love Your Postcode’s stamp duty tax calculator tool to see how much you will need to pay.
You’ll usually have to pay 3% on top of the normal SDLT rates if buying a new residential property means you’ll own more than one.
You won’t pay the extra 3% SDLT if the property you’re buying is replacing your main residence and that has already been sold.